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What is hospitality and foodservice management? 
 
Hospitality and foodservice management industry is a high-growth and fast-paced industry with domestic and international opportunities in management sectors including lodging management, food and beverage management, and meeting and event management.  
 
Why hospitality and tourism management? 
 
Collin College has a tradition of preparing individuals for supervisory and management roles in the global hospitality industry. Collin College offers a business-focused curriculum, hands-on learning, and a cooperative work experience component. Our students learn with a supportive faculty and industry professionals who have diverse industry experience. Students enjoy opportunities to connect with industry professionals through industry events. 
 
Part of the Collin College’s Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Education (IHCE), classes are taught by industry professionals who emphasize problem-solving, creativity and industry involvement, in addition to practical on-the-job experience. By the time you completed an Associate of Applied Science degree from Collin, you will have achieved more than 300 hours of work experience directly related to your chosen field. The program also offers certificates, so you can get a quicker return on your educational investment as you build toward an AAS degree. 
 
ACCREDITATION 
The Hospitality and Foodservice Management program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). 
http://www.acpha-cahm.org/  
 
TRANSFER 
Articulation agreements are being developed with nationally recognized hospitality programs such as the Texas Tech University – Restaurant, Hotel & Institutional Management, Business & Hotel Management School, Lucerne – Switzerland, and the Conrad N. Hilton School of Hotel & Restaurant Management – University of Houston. 
 
Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with a Collin academic advisors. Also check the degree requirement of the intended transfer college prior to beginning this program to verify course degree applicability.  

Program Options

AAS – Hospitality and Food Service Management

Hotel / Restaurant Management Track

Meetings and Event Management Track

Certificate Level 1 - Foundations of Hotel Operations

Certificate Level 1 - Foundations of Meetings and Event Management

Certificate Level 1 - Foundations of Restaurant Operations

Certificate Level 2 - Hospitality and Foodservice Management

Certificate Level 2 - Meetings and Event Management

Department Website

http://www.collin.edu/department/ihce/index.html

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